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The ULTIMATE list of what chickens CAN and CANNOT eat

The ULTIMATE list of what chickens CAN and CANNOT eat
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Sharing your kitchen scraps and leftovers with your flock is a great way to vary their diet, especially when winter has killed the grasses and bugs they usually forage upon.

What can chickens eat? What treats are toxic or poisonous to your birds? Can chickens eat that?

For the ultimate list of what you can and can’t feed your flock, keep reading! And if you’d like to save this list for later, you’ll find a form below to have a printable version of this list sent straight to your inbox (or save it to your computer to reduce paper usage).

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The Best Treats For Chickens

One of my favorite treats for chickens is mealworms. Mealworms are high in protein, making them the perfect treat during molt.

It is also a ton of fun to watch chickens gobble up mealworm snacks!

I think that everyone with chickens should raise their own mealworms. It’s very easy, inexpensive and (I think) fun. By raising your own, you’ll have an unlimited supply for your flock.

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If you choose not to raise mealworms, try to avoid freeze dried mealworms. These are often raised in China and fed things like styrofoam, which is not something I’d want to feed my ladies!

While I raise mealworms, I LOVE Rainbow Mealworms. They are a great company and have the cheapest live mealworms I’ve found. They also have lots of other feeder insects, and even have a Chicken or Duck Sampler Pack filled with goodies.

Save 10% at Rainbow Mealworms with this special link.

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What Can Chickens Eat

Are you wondering what foods your chickens can eat? Well, you are in luck!

Chickens are omnivores and can safely eat and digest most meats, insects, fruits, nuts, and vegetables. However, there are a number of things that chickens cannot eat and are poisonous.

At the end of the list, you can find more detailed information about the treats and foods listed.

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A

FoodYes/No
Acorn Squash, fruit, skins and seedsYes
AlfalfaYes
AlmondsYes
Almond ButterYes
Amaranth, rawNo, Raw amaranth contains growth depressing antinutrients
Amaranth, cooked or extrudedYes
AntYes, Typically chickens won’t eat ants. Be sure no pesticides were used on any colony
AppleYes
Apple, seedsNo, Contain cyanide
ApricotYes, Remove pit
ArtichokeYes
AsparagusYes, May alter egg taste
AvocadoNo, Contains Persin, which is potentially fatal.

B

BananaYes
Banana, skin or peelYes

BasilYesBenefits the immune system
Bean SproutsYes
BeansYesONLY cooked beans, never dry
Beet, leaves/leafs/greensYes
BeetsYes
Bell PepperYes
Bird SeedYes
Black Soldier Fly LarvaeYes
BlueberriesYes
BreadYesFeed in moderation, as it contains nearly no nutritional value
BroccoliMaybeSee “can chickens eat broccoli” below
Brussels SproutsMaybeSee “can chickens eat brussels sprouts” below
ButterNoToo fatty for chickens

C

CabbageMaybeSee “can chickens eat cabbage” below 
CantaloupeYes 
Cantaloupe, seedsYes 
CapsaicinYesChickens cannot taste capsaicin
CarrotsYes 
Cat food, wetYesOnly feed in moderation, best to restrict to when birds are molting
CauliflowerYes 
CeleryYes 
CheeseYesIn moderation
CherriesYesRemove pit
Cherry, pitsNoContains cyanide
Chia SeedYesDried or gelled is ok
Chicken BoneYesOnly if cooked
Chicken, cookedYes 
Chicken, rawNoRisk of salmonella
ChiliYes 
ChivesYesIn small quantities, and only occasionally
ChocolateNo 
CilantroYes 
CitrusMaybe?The verdict is out on this one. Some say it’s ok, others say it will interfere with calcium absorption and cause soft eggshells
CoconutYes 
Coffee groundsNoCaffeine is not good for chickens
Collard GreensYes 
CornYes 
Corn, huskYes 
Corn, on cobYes 
CornbreadYes 
Cottage CheeseYesFeed in moderation, chickens cannot process large quantities of dairy
CranberryYes 
Crawfish/crawdads, meat and shellYes 
CricketsYes 
Cucumber, peelsYes 
CucumbersYes 

D

Dog foodYesOnly feed in moderation, best to restrict to when birds are molting

E

EdamameYesdo NOT feed uncooked soy
Egg shellYesGreat source of calcium
Egg, boiled/scrambled/cookedYesOnly feed cooked eggs, so they don’t start eating their own eggs
EggplantMaybe?Much debate on whether raw eggplant is safe for chickens, as it is in the nightshade family. Cooked is safe for chickens
Eggplant, leavesNOContains Solanine
EggsYesCooked only, to prevent encouraging egg eating

F

FishYes
Flax seedYes
French FriesNoSalty/fatty foods are unhealthy

G

GarlicYesIn small quantities. Excellent water additive for immune support
GingerYesGreat antioxidant and stress reducer
Goat foodYesObviously, this is not meant to be a primary food source. But no harm will come if they get in the goat feed
GrapeYes
GrapefruitMaybe?See- Citrus
Grass cuttingsYesDon’t feed grass clippings with any weed killer, pesticides or fertilizers applied. Use caution with longer cuttings, as they could lead to crop impaction
Green beansYes
Green peppersYes
GritsYes

H

HamYesIn moderation due to salt content
HoneyYes
HoneydewYes

K

KaleMaybeSee “can chickens eat kale” below
Kidney beansYesMUST be cooked
KiwiYes

L

LemonMaybe?See- Citrus
LettuceYes

M

MaggotsNoRisk of botulism
MangoYes
MealwormsYesSave money by raising your own
Meat scrapsYesAvoid fat, only feed cooked scraps, and only in moderation
MiceYesSee- Rodents
MinnowsYes
Mushrooms, store boughtYes
Mushrooms, wildNoPotentially toxic

N

NightcrawlersYes
NutsYesOnly shelled and unsalted

O

OatmealYesOnly shelled and unsalted
Oatmeal, uncookedYes
OatsYes
OkraYes
OlivesYesLimit cured olives due to salt
OnionNoCan flavor eggs in smaller quantities. In larger amounts, can cause anemia
OrangeMaybe?See- Citrus
Orange peelsMaybe?See- Citrus
OreganoYesExcellent for immune health & as a water additive

P

PapayaYes
PastaYesFeed in moderation, as it contains nearly no nutritional value
PeachesYesRemove pit
Peanut ButterYes
PeanutsYes
PearsYes
PeasYes
PecansYesOnly shelled and unsalted
Pepper seedYes
PeppersYes
PicklesYesLimit due to salt
PineappleYes
PlumYesRemove pit
PomegranateYes
Popcorn, poppedYesUnsalted, unbuttered only
Popcorn, unpoppedYes
PorridgeYes
Potato, cooked or mashedYes
Potato, peelNoContains Solanine
Potato, rawNoContains Solanine
Potato, sproutedNoContains Solanine
PumpkinYes
Pumpkin, SeedsYes

Q

QuinoaYesOnly washed or cooked, as raw contains saponins unpalatable to poultry

R

Radishes, and greensYes
RaisinsYes
RaspberriesYes
Raw chickenNoRisk of salmonella
RhubarbNoContains some oxalic acid
Rhubarb, leafNO!Highly toxic, contains oxalic acid
RiceYesCooked only
Rice, brownYesCooked only
Rice, cookedYes
Rice, uncookedNo
RodentsYesChickens naturally eat rodents. It is a good idea to keep poisons out of the area so chickens do not eat a poisoned mouse, leading to the bird being poisoned

S

Scrambled EggsYes
SeaweedYes
Shrimp, meat and shellYes
SnailsYesCan carry gapeworm
SpinachYes
SquashYes
StrawberriesYes
String beansYes
Sunflower SeedsYesGreat for molting birds
Sweet PotatoYes

T

Tomato, ripe fruitYes
Tomato, leaf or green fruitNoContains Solanine
Turkey CarcassYesCooked only

W

WalnutsYesOnly shelled and unsalted
WatermelonYes
Watermelon, rindYes
WheatYes
Wheat BerriesYes

X

XylitolNo

Y

YamYes
YogurtYesFeed in moderation as chickens cannot digest milk. Good for probiotics

Z

ZucchiniYes

What NOT To Feed Chickens

While chickens can eat a huge variety of kitchen scraps, there are a number of foods that are poisonous to chickens.

In general, if the food in question isn’t healthy for you, you can assume that it isn’t a suitable treat for chickens.

Fortunately, chicken tend to naturally avoid things that are bad for them.

Below is a list of what chickens can’t eat.

AlcoholAlcohol is not good for chickens
Amaranth, rawRaw amaranth contains growth depressing antinutrients
AvocadoContains Persin, which leads to myocardial necrosis (death of the heart tissue) in poultry
ButterButter is too fatty for chickens
ChocolatePoisonous to most pets, also contains caffeine
CitrusSome sources say no as citrus can inhibit calcium absorption leading to soft eggshells, others say that citrus is ok to feed birds
Coffee or teaCaffeine is not good for chickens and can cause
Dry beansContains hemagglutinin (causes blood clots)
Eggplant/pepper leavesContains Solanine (kills red blood cells and causes heart failure)
Fried FoodToo fatty for chickens
MaggotsRisk of botulism
OnionsCan flavor eggs in smaller quantities. In larger amounts, can cause anemia
Raw chickenRisk of salmonella
Raw EggsCould encourage egg eating by flock
RhubarbContains oxalic acid (causes liver damage)
Stone Fruit pit, apple seedsContains cyanide (prevents blood cells from delivering oxygen to tissue)
Tomato leaves/green fruitContains Solanine (kills red blood cells and causes heart failure)
Uncooked PotatoContains Solanine (kills red blood cells and causes heart failure)
Uncooked ricePotential to swell in the digestive system, causing blockages
Wild mushroomsPotentially toxic since they are unidentified. Human edible mushrooms are ok 
XylitolXylitol is not good for any pet, including dogs, cats and birds

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Commonly Asked Questions

Are Apple Seeds Safe For Chickens

No, apples seeds are not safe for chickens as they contain trace amounts of cyanide. If they happen to eat a few seeds, it should not be a cause of panic. However, chickens should not be allowed to eat a lot of apple seeds. 

Are Elephant Ears Poisonous To Chickens

Yes, Elephant Ears (also called Taro) are poisonous to chickens. 

The Elephant Ear leaves contain small needle like crystals called raphines.

These raphines are made of calcium oxalate stored in special plant cells known as idioblast cells. When the leaves are damaged (by being pecked or eaten), the plant released the raphine crystals from the idioblast cells. 

The raphines can cut into the linings of the mouth, esophagus and stomach. Raphines also contain a toxic protein that causes pain and tissue damage. 

Source: PoultryDVM’s Toxic Plant Finder

Can Chickens Eat A Chicken Carcass

Yes, chickens can eat cooked chicken. While it may sound cannibalistic, chickens are omnivores and can safely eat and digest most meats.

For safety, any chicken you offer your flock should be cooked. Uncooked chicken could transmit disease or make them sick.

Can Chickens Eat A Whole Fish

Yes, chickens can eat a whole fish, including raw fish carcasses, heads, bones, skin, fins and guts. Do not feed chickens a heavily buttered or deep fried fish, as it is too fatty for them. 

Can Chickens Eat Acorn Squash

Yes, chickens can eat acorn squash, either raw or cooked. Chickens can eat all parts of the acorn squash, including the seeds and the skin. Squash in general is a very healthy, nutritious treat for chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Acorn Squash Seeds

Yes, acorn squash seeds are safe and healthy for chickens to eat. 

Can Chickens Eat Acorn Squash Skin

Yes, chickens can eat acorn squash seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Acorns

No, chickens can not eat acorns as they are toxic. Acorns, oak leaves, buds and twigs should all be avoided. Young leaves and freshly fallen acorns have the most tannins and are therefore the most toxic to chickens. 

Tannins (tannic acid) can cause damage to a chicken’s gastrointestinal tract and kidneys. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Adzuki Beans

Yes, chickens can eat adzuki beans as long as they are cooked. Chickens must never be fed dry beans which contain hemagglutinin (causes blood clots) and can be fatal. 

Can Chickens Eat Alfalfa Greens

Yes, chickens can eat alfalfa greens. Alfalfa is a healthy treat that can increase the omega-3s in their eggs, improve gut health, and increases the fiber in their diet. 

Can Chickens Eat Alfalfa Seeds

Yes, chickens can eat alfalfa seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Almond Butter

Yes, chickens can eat almond butter. Try to limit or avoid butters with sugar or salt, as it is not healthy for them. 

Can Chickens Eat Almond Flour

Yes, chicken can eat almond flour.

Can Chickens Eat Almond Meal

Yes, chickens can eat almond meal.

Can Chickens Eat Almond Milk

Yes, chickens can drink almond milk. 

Can Chickens Eat Almond Pulp

Yes, chickens can eat almond pulp. 

Can Chickens Eat Almond Skins

Yes, chickens can eat almond skins. 

Can Chickens Eat Almonds

Yes, chickens can eat almonds.

Can Chickens Eat Ant Eggs

Yes, chickens can eat ant eggs, as long as the ant colony was not exposed to poison. 

Can Chickens Eat Anything

Chickens are omnivores and can safely eat and digest most meats, insects, fruits, nuts and vegetables. However, there are a number of things that chickens cannot eat and are toxic. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple

Yes, chickens can eat apples. However, they should not eat apple seeds as they contain trace amounts of cyanide. If they happen to eat a few seeds, it should not be a cause of panic but they should not eat a lot of apple seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Blossoms

Yes, chickens can eat apple blossoms. They should not be fed blossoms that have been treated with pesticides.

Can Chickens Eat Apple Butter

Yes, chickens can eat apple butter. Apple butter with sugar should be fed in moderation because sugar is not good for chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Yes, chickens can eat apple cinnamon oatmeal. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Cores

Yes, chickens can eat apple cores. However, they should not eat apple seeds as they contain trace amounts of cyanide. If they happen to eat a few seeds, it should not be a cause of panic but they should not eat a lot of apple seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Leaves

Yes, chickens can eat apple leaves. They should not be fed leaves that have been treated with pesticides.

Can Chickens Eat Apple Peels

Yes, chickens can eat apple peels. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Pie

Yes, chickens can eat apple pie. However sugary treats should be fed in moderation, as they are not the healthiest treats for chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Pieces

Yes, chickens can eat apple pieces. However, they should not eat apple seeds as they contain trace amounts of cyanide. If they happen to eat a few seeds, it should not be a cause of panic but they should not eat a lot of apple seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Pulp

Yes, chickens can eat apple pulp. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Scraps

Yes, chickens can eat apple scraps. However, they should not eat apple seeds as they contain trace amounts of cyanide. If they happen to eat a few seeds, it should not be a cause of panic but they should not eat a lot of apple seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Apple Seeds

No, apples seeds are not safe for chickens. Apple seeds contain trace amounts of cyanide, and should not be eaten by chickens. If they happen to eat a few seeds, it should not be a cause of panic. However, chickens should not eat a lot of apple seeds.

Can Chickens Eat Apple Skins

Yes, chickens can eat apple skins.

Can Chickens Eat Apple Slices

Yes, chickens can eat apple slices. 

Can Chickens Eat Applesauce

Yes, chickens can eat applesauce. 

Can Chickens Eat Apricots

Yes, chickens can eat apricots. 

Can Chickens Eat Asian Greens

Yes, chickens can eat Asian greens. 

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus

Yes, chickens can eat asparagus. 

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Berries

Asparagus berries are mildly toxic to humans, but are often eaten by songbirds. It can be assumed that if the berries are safe enough to be eaten by wild birds that they would also be safe for chickens.   

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Ends

Yes, chickens can eat asparagus ends. 

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Fern

Asparagus fern, also called Emerald Feather, can irritate a chickens skin if it were to rub against the plant. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Plants

Yes, chickens can eat asparagus plants. 

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Raw

Yes, chickens can eat raw asparagus. 

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Seeds

Asparagus seeds (also called berries) are mildly toxic to humans, but are often eaten by songbirds. It can be assumed that if the seeds are safe enough to be eaten by wild birds that they would also be safe for chickens.   

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Stalks

Yes, chickens can eat asparagus stalks. 

Can Chickens Eat Asparagus Stems

Yes, chickens can eat asparagus stems. 

Can Chickens Eat Avocado

No, chickens must not eat avocado. All parts of the avocado including the skin, fruit and seed contain a compound called persin that is highly toxic to chickens. Avocado, even in small amounts, can be fatal to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Avocado Flesh

No, chickens must not eat avocado. All parts of the avocado including the flesh, fruit and seed contain a compound called persin that is highly toxic to chickens. Avocado, even in small amounts, can be fatal to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Avocado Leaves

No, chickens must not eat avocado. All parts of the avocado including the skin, fruit, seed and leaves contain a compound called persin that is highly toxic to chickens. Avocado, even in small amounts, can be fatal to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Avocado Meat

No, chickens must not eat avocado. All parts of the avocado including the skin, fruit (meat) and seed contain a compound called persin that is highly toxic to chickens. Avocado, even in small amounts, can be fatal to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Avocado Oil

Yes, chickens can eat avocado oil in moderation. While all parts of the avocado is toxic due to a compound called persin, avocado oil does not contain persin. 

Can Chickens Eat Avocado Peels

No, chickens must not eat avocado. All parts of the avocado including the skin, fruit and seed contain a compound called persin that is highly toxic to chickens. Avocado, even in small amounts, can be fatal to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Avocado Skin

No, chickens must not eat avocado. All parts of the avocado including the skin, fruit and seed contain a compound called persin that is highly toxic to chickens. Avocado, even in small amounts, can be fatal to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Baby Carrots

Yes, chickens can eat baby carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Baby Plum Tomatoes

Yes, chickens can eat ripe baby plum tomatoes. While the ripe tomato fruit is safe for chickens, green tomatoes, leaves and plant stems are toxic to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Baby Tomatoes

Yes, chickens can eat ripe baby tomatoes. While the ripe tomato fruit is safe for chickens, green tomatoes, leaves and plant stems are toxic to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Bad Eggs

No, chickens should not eat bad eggs or any other food that is not safe for humans to eat. 

Can Chickens Eat Baked Beans

Yes, chickens can eat baked beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Banana Bread

Yes, chickens can eat banana bread. 

Can Chickens Eat Banana Nut Bread

Yes, chickens can eat banana nut bread. 

Can Chickens Eat Banana Peels

Yes, chickens can eat banana peels. 

Can Chickens Eat Bananas Skin

Yes, chickens can eat banana skin. 

Can Chickens Eat Basil?

Yes, chickens can eat basil. In fact, basil has many health benefits like increased respiratory health, mucous membrane health and promoting orange egg yolks

Can Chickens Eat Battered Fish

Yes, chickens can eat battered fish. However deep fried foods are not good for chickens and should be fed in moderation. 

Can Chickens Eat Bean Leaves

Yes, chickens can eat bush bean leaves. Castor beans however are extremely toxic and contain ricin. Never feed castor bean leaves to chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Bean Plants

Yes, chickens can eat bush bean plants. Castor beans plants however are extremely toxic and contain ricin. Never feed castor bean leaves to chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Bean Pods

Yes, chickens can eat bush bean pods. 

Can Chickens Eat Bean Shells

Yes, chickens can eat bush bean shells. 

Can Chickens Eat Bean Shoots

Yes, chickens can eat bush bean shoots.  Castor bean plants however are extremely toxic and contain ricin. Never feed castor bean leaves to chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Bean Soup

Yes, chickens can eat cooked beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Bean Sprouts

Yes, chickens can eat bean sprouts. While sprouted beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed dry beans to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Bean Stems

Yes, chickens can eat bush bean plants. Castor bean plants however are extremely toxic and contain ricin. Never feed castor bean leaves to chickens.

Can Chickens Eat Beans

Yes, chickens can eat cooked beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Beefsteak Tomato

Yes, chickens can eat ripe beefsteak tomatoes. While the ripe tomato fruit is safe for chickens, green tomatoes, leaves and plant stems are toxic to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Beet Greens

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet greens. 

Can Chickens Eat Beet Leaves

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet leaves. 

Can Chickens Eat Beet Peels

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet peels. 

Can Chickens Eat Beet Pulp

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet pulp. 

Can Chickens Eat Beet Pulp Shreds

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet shreds. 

Can Chickens Eat Beet Skins

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet skins. 

Can Chickens Eat Beet Tops

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet tops. 

Can Chickens Eat Beetroot

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beetroot. 

Can Chickens Eat Beetroot Greens

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beetroot greens. 

Can Chickens Eat Beets

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant. 

Can Chickens Eat Beets Leaves

Yes, chickens can eat all parts of the beet plant including beet leaves. 

Can Chickens Eat Bell Pepper

Yes, chickens can eat ripe bell peppers. While the ripe pepper is safe for chickens, unripe peppers, leaves and plant stems contain solanine and are toxic to chickens.  

Can Chickens Eat Bell Pepper Leaves

No, chickens cannot eat bell pepper leaves. While the ripe pepper is safe for chickens, unripe peppers, leaves and plant stems contain solanine and are toxic to chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Bell Pepper Scraps

Yes, chickens can eat ripe bell peppers scraps. While the ripe pepper is safe for chickens, unripe peppers, leaves and plant stems contain solanine and are toxic to chickens.  

Can Chickens Eat Bell Peppers Plants

No, chickens cannot eat bell pepper plants. While the ripe pepper is safe for chickens, unripe peppers, leaves and plant stems contain solanine and are toxic to chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Bell Peppers Seeds

Yes, chickens can eat bell pepper seeds. While the seeds are safe for chickens, unripe peppers, leaves and plant stems contain solanine and are toxic to chickens.  

Can Chickens Eat Bell Peppers Stems

No, chickens cannot eat bell pepper stems. While the ripe pepper is safe for chickens, unripe peppers, leaves and plant stems contain solanine and are toxic to chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Berries

Yes, chickens can eat any berries that are sold in the grocery store such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries. Etc. 

Can Chickens Eat Bird Food

Yes, chicken can eat bird food. 

Can Chickens Eat Bird Seed

Yes, chicken can eat bird seed. 

Can Chickens Eat Bitter Cucumbers

Yes, chickens can eat bitter cucumbers. 

Can Chickens Eat Black Beans

Yes, chickens can eat baked beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Black Eyed Beans

Yes, chickens can eat baked beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins that are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Black Eyed Peas

Yes, chickens can eat cooked black eyed peas. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

Source

Can Chickens Eat Black Grapes

Yes, chickens can eat back grapes. 

Can Chickens Eat Blackberries

Yes, chickens can eat blackberries. 

Can Chickens Eat Blue Cheese

Yes, chickens can eat blue cheese. However cheese and milk products should be fed in moderation. Chickens do not possess the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot digest lactose. Milk products in excess can cause diarrhea. 

Source, source

Can Chickens Eat Blueberries

Yes, chickens can eat blueberries. 

Can Chickens Eat Blueberries Whole

Yes, chickens can eat whole blueberries. 

Can Chickens Eat Blueberry Bagels

Yes, chickens can eat blueberry bagels. However bread should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value.

Can Chickens Eat Blueberry Muffins

Yes, chickens can eat blueberry muffins. However bread should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value.

Can Chickens Eat Blueberry Pie

Yec, chickens can eat blueberry pie. However desserts should be fed in moderation as they often have lots of sugar which isn’t good for chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Blueberry Yogurt

Yes, chickens can eat blueberry yogurt. However cheese and milk products should be fed in moderation. Chickens do not possess the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot digest lactose. Milk products in excess can cause diarrhea. 

Source, source

Can Chickens Eat Boiled Cabbage

Possibly. Cabbage contains goitrogens agents which interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, broccoli, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cabbage and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Boiled Chicken

Yes, chickens can eat boiled chicken. While it may sound cannibalistic, chickens are omnivores and can safely eat and digest most meats. For safety, any chicken you offer your flock should be cooked. Uncooked chicken could transmit disease or make them sick.

Can Chickens Eat Boiled Egg Shells

Yes, chickens can eat boiled shell eggs. 

Can Chickens Eat Boiled Eggs

Yes, chickens can eat boiled eggs.

Can Chickens Eat Bottle Gourd

Yes, chickens can eat bottle gourd (also called Calabash)

Can Chickens Eat Bramley Apples

Yes, chickens can eat bramley apples. However, they should not eat apple seeds as they contain trace amounts of cyanide. If they happen to eat a few seeds, it should not be a cause of panic but they should not eat a lot of apple seeds.

Can Chickens Eat Bread

Yes, chickens can eat bread. However it should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value.

Can Chickens Eat Bread Crumbs

Yes, chickens can eat bread crumbs. However it should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value.

Can Chickens Eat Bread Crust

Yes, chickens can eat bread crust. However it should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value.

Can Chickens Eat Bread Dough

Yes, chickens can eat bread dough. However it should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value.

Can Chickens Eat Bread Grain

Yes, chickens can eat bread grain.

Can Chickens Eat Bread Rolls

Yes, chickens can eat bread rolls. However it should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value.

Can Chickens Eat Bread With Butter

Bread has nearly no nutritional value and butter is too fatty for chickens. While you could feed buttered bread to chickens, this is one treat that should probably be skipped. 

Can Chickens Eat Bread With Mold

No, chickens should never be fed food with mold.

Can Chickens Eat Breadfruit

Yes, chickens can eat breadfruit. 

A 2006 study titled “Potential of Breadfruit Meal as Alternative Energy Source to Maize in Diet of Broiler Chickens” evaluated feeding chickens both raw and cooked breadfruit meal as a substitute for corn. While the study did not research the safety of feeding chickens breadfruit, the documents did not report any toxic side effects from eating breadfruit. 

Another study suggests that breadfruit would be a beneficial addition to a chicken’s diet. 

Further, a presentation by the University of Hawaii at Manoa noted that breadfruit is a beneficial energy source for chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Brie Cheese

Yes, chickens can eat brie cheese. However cheese and milk products should be fed in moderation. Since chickens are not mammals, they do not possess the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot digest lactose. Additionally, milk products in excess can cause diarrhea

Can Chickens Eat Broad Beans

No, chickens should not eat broad beans, also known as Fava or faba beans.

According to Cornell University, broad beans negatively affect chickens metabolism. Feeding broad beans to chickens can stunt growth, cause enlarged livers and pancreas in chicks, decrease egg production, and decrease egg hatchability.

Can Chickens Eat Broad Beans Skins

No, chickens should not eat broad bean skins, also known as Fava beans.

According to Cornell University, broad beans negatively affect chickens metabolism. Feeding broad beans to chickens can stunt growth, cause enlarged livers and pancreas in chicks, decrease egg production, and decrease egg hatchability.

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli

Possibly. Broccoli contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on broccoli and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Flowers

Possibly. Broccoli contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on broccoli and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Leaves

Possibly. Broccoli contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on broccoli and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Plants

Possibly. Broccoli contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on broccoli and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Rabe

Yes, chickens can eat broccoli rabe. 

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Rabe Leaves

Yes, chickens can eat broccoli rabe leaves. 

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Raw

Possibly. Broccoli contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on broccoli and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Sprouts

Possibly. Broccoli contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on broccoli and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Broccoli Stems

Possibly. Broccoli contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on broccoli and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Broccolini

Yes, chickens can eat broccolini. 

Can Chickens Eat Brown Bananas

Yes, chickens can eat brown bananas. 

Can Chickens Eat Brown Beans

Yes, chickens can eat brown beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

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Can Chickens Eat Brown Bread

Yes, chickens can eat brown bread in moderation as long as it is not moldy. Bread has nearly no nutritional value. 

Can chickens eat brussels sprouts?

Possibly. Brussels sprouts contain goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, broccoli, cabbage, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on brussels sprouts and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Bush Beans

Yes, chickens can eat all varieties of bush beans. 

Can Chickens Eat Butter

No, chickens should not be given butter. Butter is too fatty for chickens and should be avoided. 

Can Chickens Eat Butter Beans

Yes, chickens can eat butter beans, also known as lima beans. 

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Can Chickens Eat Buttered Bread

Bread has nearly no nutritional value and butter is too fatty for chickens. While you could feed buttered bread to chickens, this is one treat that should probably be skipped.

Can Chickens Eat Cabbage

Possibly. Cabbage contains goitrogens agents which interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, broccoli, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cabbage and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found. 

Can Chickens Eat Cabbage Core

Possibly. Cabbage contains goitrogens agents which interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, broccoli, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cabbage and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found. 

Can Chickens Eat Cabbage Leaves

Possibly. Cabbage contains goitrogens agents which interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, broccoli, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cabbage and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Cabbage Moths

Yes, chickens can eat cabbage moths. Chickens are omnivores and naturally consume bugs as a part of their diet. 

Can Chickens Eat Cabbage Plants

Possibly. Cabbage contains goitrogens agents which interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, broccoli, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cabbage and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found. 

Can Chickens Eat Cabbage White Caterpillars

Yes, chickens can eat the Cabbage White butterfly. Their caterpillar however feeds on brassica plants (like cabbage and broccoli) that contain mustard oils and can store them in their bodies making them distasteful to birds.

Can Chickens Eat Cabbage Worms

While chickens are omnivores and can eat cabbage worms, the caterpillar feeds on brassica plants (like cabbage and broccoli) that contain mustard oils and can store them in their bodies making them distasteful to birds.

Can Chickens Eat Cactus Fruit

Yes, chickens can eat cactus fruit, which is also known as prickly pears. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Beans

Yes, chickens can eat canned beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

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Can Chickens Eat Canned Beets

Yes, chickens can eat canned beets as long as they are not expired. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Carrots

Yes, chickens can eat canned carrots as long as they are not expired. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Chicken

Yes, chickens can eat canned chicken as long as it is not expired. Chickens are omnivores which means they can eat vegetables, seeds, grain, insects and meat. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Dog Food

Yes, chickens can eat canned dog food on occasion. Canned dog food should not be fed as the chickens primary food source, but it is ok to be offered as a treat. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Green Beans

Yes, chickens can eat canned green beans as long as they are not expired. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Kidney Beans

Yes, chickens can eat canned kidney beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Peas

Yes, chickens can eat canned peas as long as they are not expired. 

Can Chickens Eat Canned Tomatoes

Yes, chickens can eat canned tomatoes. While the ripe tomato fruit is safe for chickens, green tomatoes, leaves and plant stems are toxic to chickens. 

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Can Chickens Eat Canned Tuna Fish

Yes, chickens can eat canned tuna fish as long as it is not expired. Chickens are omnivores which means they can eat a wide variety of vegetables, seeds, grain, insects and meat. 

Can Chickens Eat Cannellini Beans

Yes, chickens can eat cannellini beans. While cooked beans are safe for chickens, uncooked beans contain lectins which are toxic to chickens. Never feed uncooked beans to chickens. 

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Can Chickens Eat Cantaloupe Rind

Yes, chickens can eat cantaloupe rind. Melons are a favorite treat for chickens and they can eat all parts of the fruit including rind, flesh and seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Cantaloupe Seeds

Yes, chickens can eat cantaloupe seeds. Melons are a favorite treat for chickens and they can eat all parts of the fruit including rind, flesh and seeds. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Cake

Yes, chickens can eat carrot cake. However carrot cake is not a very healthy treat and should be fed in moderation. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Greens

Yes, chickens can eat carrot greens. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Leaves

Yes, chickens can eat carrot leaves. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the leaves, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Peels

Yes, chickens can eat carrot peels. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Plants

Yes, chickens can eat carrot plants. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Pulp

Yes, chickens can eat carrot pulp. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Scraps

Yes, chickens can eat carrot scraps. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Shavings

Yes, chickens can eat carrot shavings. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Stalks

Yes, chickens can eat carrot stalks. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Stems

Yes, chickens can eat carrot stems. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrot Tops

Yes, chickens can eat carrot tops. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrots

Yes, chickens can eat carrots. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrots Raw

Yes, chickens can eat raw carrots. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Carrots Skin

Yes, chickens can eat carrot skins. Carrots are a great, healthy treat for chickens. Chickens can eat all parts of the carrot including the greens, and can safely eat both raw and cooked carrots. 

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower

Possibly. Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower Cheese

Cauliflower cheese is a dish that should probably not be fed to chickens. 

Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Additionally, milk products (cheese) can be hard on a chickens as stomach they do not possess the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot digest lactose. Additionally, milk products in excess can cause diarrhea.  

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower Florets

Possibly. Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower Greens

Possibly. Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower Leaves

Possibly. Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower Raw

Possibly. Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower Skin

Possibly. Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Cauliflower Stems

Possibly. Cauliflower contains goitrogens agents that interfere with the normal production of thyroxine by the thyroid glands. This can result in avian goiters, immune deficiency, reproductive problems, decreased metabolism, lethargy, and skin and feather issues. 

Other foods that contain goitrogenic agents include soybean, flax, rapeseed, kale, cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and turnips [source].

There is limited information on cauliflower and chickens, and exactly how much is safe to eat. While likely safe in moderation, a definitive answer cannot be found.

Can Chickens Eat Celery

Yes, chickens can eat celery.

Because celery can be tough and stringy, it is best to chop it into small pieces for your chickens. 

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber. 

Can Chickens Eat Celery Greens

Yes, chickens can eat celery greens.

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber. 

Because celery can be tough and stringy, it is best to chop it into small pieces for your chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Celery Leaves

Yes, chickens can eat celery leaves.

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber. 

Can Chickens Eat Celery Pulp

Yes, chickens can eat celery pulp.

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber.  

Can Chickens Eat Celery Root

Yes, chickens can eat celery root (also called Celeriac)

Can Chickens Eat Celery Scraps

Yes, chickens can eat celery scraps.

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber. 

Because celery can be tough and stringy, it is best to chop it into small pieces for your chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Celery Seed

Yes, chickens can eat celery seeds.

Can Chickens Eat Celery Stalks

Yes, chickens can eat celery stalks.

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber. 

Because celery can be tough and stringy, it is best to chop it into small pieces for your chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Celery Sticks

Yes, chickens can eat celery sticks.

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber. 

Because celery can be tough and stringy, it is best to chop it into small pieces for your chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Celery Tops

Yes, chickens can eat celery tops.

Celery contains vitamins and minerals like vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin B, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium and lots of fiber. 

Because celery can be tough and stringy, it is best to chop it into small pieces for your chickens. 

Can Chickens Eat Cheddar Cheese

Yes, chickens can eat cheddar cheese. However, cheese and milk products should be fed in moderation. Since chickens are not mammals, they do not possess the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot digest lactose. Additionally, milk products in excess can cause diarrhea

Can Chickens Eat Cheese

Yes, chickens can eat cheese. However, cheese and milk products should be fed in moderation. Since chickens are not mammals, they do not possess the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot digest lactose. Additionally, milk products in excess can cause diarrhea.

Can Chickens Eat Cheese Balls

Yes, chickens can eat cheese balls. However, cheese and milk products should be fed in moderation. Since chickens are not mammals, they do not possess the lactase enzyme and therefore cannot digest lactose. Additionally, milk products in excess can cause diarrhea.

Can Chickens Eat Chocolate

No, chickens should not be given chocolate. Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which are toxic to many animals including chickens. Dark chocolate has a higher concentration of theobromine than milk chocolate. 

However, eating a small amount of chocolate on rare occasions should not be dangerous to chickens.

In one scientific study (Theobromine as undesirable substances in animal feed), chickens were fed measured doses of theobromine. This study concluded that 15 grams per kilogram of theobromine can be immediately fatal to a laying hen, but lower doses caused damage to the kidneys and liver. 

Per the study, the lowest dose found to be toxic (but not immediately fatal) to chickens was 66 mg of theobromine per kilogram of body weight.

The average weight of an adult standard breed chicken is 8 pounds, or about 3.5 kilograms. At 3.5 kilograms, a chicken would need to eat about 240 mg theobromine for chocolate toxicity. 

In order to ingest 240 mg theobromine, a single chicken would need to consume just ONE of the following: 

  • 2.5 tablespoons of Hershey’s Cocoa Powder 
  • Almost 4 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
  • 7 pieces of Hershey’s Bliss dark chocolate
  • 12 pieces Hershey’s Kisses Special Dark Mildly Sweet Chocolates
  • 32 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses

As you can see, a single chicken would need to eat quite a bit of chocolate in order to reach the toxic threshold. So, while chocolate should be avoided completely, a small amount should not be dangerous or cause for concern. 

Source: Caffeine and Theobromine Content of Selected Hershey’s Chocolate
Theobromine as undesirable substances in animal feed

Can Chickens Eat Tomato

Yes, chickens can safely eat ripe tomatoes. However, unripe tomatoes, tomato leaves, and parts of the tomato plant are toxic to chickens as they contain solanine and demissine.

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What not to feed your chickens

Some of the things that should not be fed to chickens includes amaranth, avocado, butter, chocolate, citrus, caffiene (including coffee grounds), dry beans eggplant leaves, and more. The full list is available here.

What food is toxic to chickens?

Some of the things that should not be fed to chickens includes amaranth, avocado, butter, chocolate, citrus, caffiene (including coffee grounds), dry beans eggplant leaves, and more. The full list is available here.

Is Bread Bad for chickens?

Bread should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value

What scraps not to feed chickens?

Some of the things that should not be fed to chickens includes amaranth, avocado, butter, chocolate, citrus, caffiene (including coffee grounds), dry beans eggplant leaves, and more. The full list is available here.

Can chickens eat banana peels?

Yes! Banana peels are safe to eat, though they usually ignore it

Why can’t chickens eat onions?

Chickens cannot eat onions as they may flavor eggs in smaller quantities. In larger amounts, could cause anemia.

Can chickens eat cucumber?

Yes! Chickens can eat cucumbers and cucumber peels.

Can chickens eat rice?

Yes, chickens can eat any cooked rice. Uncooked rice should be avoided.

Can you give onions to chickens?

Chickens cannot eat onions as they may flavor eggs in smaller quantities. In larger amounts, could cause anemia.

Can chickens eat coffee grounds?

No, chickens should not eat anything with caffeine.

Is pasta good for chickens?

Pasta should be fed in moderation as it contains nearly no nutritional value

Can I give my chickens strawberries?

Yes! Chickens enjoy strarberries.

Can chickens eat lettuce?

Yes! Chickens enjoy lettuce.

Can chickens eat cheese?

Yes! Chickens can eat cheese in moderation.

Can chickens eat grapes?

Yes! Chickens can eat grapes.

Can chickens eat apples?

Chickens can eat apples, however the seeds should be avoided as they contain cyanide (which prevents blood cells from delivering oxygen to tissue).

Is popcorn OK for chickens?

Yes, chickens can have popped or unpopped popcorn. It should be unsalted and unbuttered.

Can chickens eat raisins?

Yes! Chickens can eat raisins.

Sources

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens.47738/

https://www.backyardchickens.com/articles/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens.47738/

https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/are-grass-clippings-bad-for-your-chickens.760044/

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/toxicology/food-hazards/avocado

http://www2.ca.uky.edu/smallflocks/Nutrition-Amaranth.html

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http://www.oldfashionedfamilies.com/things-you-should-and-should-not-feed-chickens/

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/feeding-chicken-scraps-to-chickens/

https://countrysidenetwork.com/daily/poultry/feed-health/what-is-coconut-oil-good-for-chickens/

https://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/herbs-for-hen-health-ginger

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Bob

Saturday 10th of April 2021

Can chickens eat table bread

Leslie H.

Saturday 10th of April 2021

This is a great article, so much important information! I am a beekeeper with chickens. By chance, do you know if chickens can pick brood (bee larvae) out of the frame of comb or if they would get too much wax while trying to get them out?

TIA,

Leslie

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Saturday 13th of February 2021

Can chickens eat horseradish plant. The root or any part of it.

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